All campsites and huts in the Abel Tasman National Park must be booked in advance through the Department of Conservation (DOC) website. You need to plan your trip / itinerary in advance and select which campsites you wish to stay at while you are in the park, and book them accordingly. (Important to note that the northern kayak limit is Shag Harbour, so you can’t camp any further north than Onetahuti unless you’re walking)
Go to the Department of Conservation website: www.doc.govt.nz then click the yellow ‘Book online’ button
Select Abel Tasman Coastal Track under the ‘Great Walks huts and campsites’ tab
Select the date you wish to start your trip and click "Search availability".
Below you can check that the campsites / huts you wish to stay in are available.
If there is availability, click ‘Reserve’ to proceed with the booking and then you will need to provide occupant details. If not, you may need to rethink your itinerary and/or select different campsites.
You will need to create and account (click the ‘create account’ link) and create a login with a username and password.
Once you have created your account you can carry on with your booking.
This is the booking details page so you can review the booking, if it is as expected then click on the Book Great Walk button at the bottom right.
Finally you are given the costs for your activity and then you can proceed to checkout or make another booking
Your camp pass will be sent to the email address you logged in with; this is a PDF confirming your booking. You MUST have the pass available to show a DOC warden when they ask to see it at the campsite, so it is best to print this off and carry a paper copy with you. (You only need the first page so long as it has the names of everyone in your party and the dates and campsites you are staying at)back to top